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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
719 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

ISOLATED TO WIDELY SPACED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED
TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING ALONG AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAIN CHAIN...WITH WIDESPREAD VIRGA SHOWERS OVER WEST AND
CENTRAL AREAS. LOCALIZED GUSTY WINDS FROM VIRGA SHOWERS COUPLED
WITH STRENGTHENING SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT RESULTED IN WIND GUST
REPORTS OF 53 MPH ON THE NORTHEAST END OF WHITE SANDS MISSILE
RANGE...49 MPH AT BELEN AIRPORT AND 42 MPH AT FORT SUMNER. ABOVE
NORMAL HIGHS RANGED IN THE 70S ACROSS THE WEST AND NORTH AND 80S
ACROSS THE SOUTH AND EAST. EXTREMES RANGED FROM 66 AT ANGEL FIRE
TO 87 AT ROSWELL AND TUCUMCARI.

THE SHOWER AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL DIMINISH AFTER
SUNSET BUT GUSTY WINDS WILL REMAIN OVERNIGHT...ESPECIALLY ALONG
AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. LOWS WILL BE IN THE UPPER
30S AND 40S ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS AND UPPER
40S TO LOW 50S ELSEWHERE.

AN APPROACHING PACIFIC FRONT WEDNESDAY WILL PRODUCE WIDESPREAD
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA AS STRONG
SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE DAY...ESPECIALLY
ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS WHERE GUSTS COULD REACH 45 MPH. BLOWING
DUST WILL BECOME PROBLEMATIC IN AREAS OF STRONGER WINDS AND DRIER
CONDITIONS.


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